The Lisps | the vain, the modest, and the dead

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the vain, the modest, and the dead

by The Lisps

The Lisps are an assemblage of 21st century post-rock n' vaudeville auteurs. The Lisps are the musical version of all the relationships you're struggling with.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pepper Spray
4:16 $0.99
2. The Winter That I Missed
3:58 $0.99
3. Machine
4:21 $0.99
4. Sidewalk Girls
3:28 $0.99
5. Chaos
4:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Lisps are a NYC/Bronx-based band that has been spreading its gospel of brutal honesty and consistent deception around New York City since October of 2005 .

They are:
Sammy Tunis - Vocals, Tambourine
César Alvarez -Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone, Whistling
Jeremy Hoevenaar - Bass
Mikey Palmer - Drums
(all members play the melodica)

The Lisps tend to write songs about important ideas such as piety, forgiveness, destiny, reality, twins, documents, growing old, time, loving, and babies. They play songs that make you laugh and ponder and want to have sex and punch someone in the face, and be quiet sometimes. Many of their songs have a tremendous amount of words that go by extremely fast.

The Lisps are male, except for the girl, who, although she has a boy’s name, is female.

Two members went to boarding school together, and you know what that means. Two members, although from the same hometown, met each other three years ago and fell in love, friendship-wise. Two members, although they went to college together and maybe had a few conversations then, fell in love years later, romance-wise. At any given time, at least one member is in love with at least two other members.

Their influences vary widely. Their parents are big ones, though.

Their parents are:
Union Organizers
Small Business Owners

All of The Lisps are Caucasian and American (one is "Latino") and two of them actually have lisps, though slight. One of the Lisps is Jewish and feels very strongly about raising his/her kids to be well aware of their religious/cultural heritage. The other Lisps totally respect that impulse.



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Ana Maria

BAD ASS! Catchy - I'm bumpin' it in my car - FO-SHO!
I love Pepper spray -and the winter song is in my head forever - Sammy's voice is like velvet and the beats, melodies and lyrics are freakin' beautifully epic! Can't say enough good - I am tellin all my friends to buy it!


Oh gosh, spectacular!
Oh, the LISPS guys n gal:
You have the sound. You have the theatrics. You put on a fantastic show.

I saw The Lisps a few nights ago, and, what can I say, it was great. I got them to sign my pants. I should mention that it is a rare occasion on which I actually get people to autograph articles of clothing.

Much love!